How many hours are too many?

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by Chris_NC06, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
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    http://m.tractorhouse.com/ListingDetail/Index?listingId=7184747&categoryId=1110

    I've been looking at buying a utility tractor, but I don't want one that's used up already. Would you buy the tractor I've posted here? If so what kind of $ would you offer for it? Thanks.
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  2. Darryl G

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  3. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I priced out a new Grand L40 with several implements and extended warranty for about $55,000 before any rebates/haggling.

    I see my link doesn't work, so for all others it's a '08 Kubota L5240 with 71" bucket. 713hrs for $29k.
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  4. Darryl G

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  5. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
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    It works. Thanks :)
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  6. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    700 hours is not high at all for a well maintained machine. There are lots of well running kubota tractors out there with over 5000 hours. There are a some kubotas documented with 10,000 hours still in working condition!
     
  7. Chris_NC06

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    Good to hear!
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  8. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    No the intent of the thred but 52hp is a huge tractor, why so big?

    700 hours isnt much.
     
  9. Chris_NC06

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    I'm of the opinion that it's better to have more than you need than not enough. I plan to run a broom of the front, use it for bush hogging and pasture maintenance, load pallets of fertilizer and other materials, and on occasion snow removal. With that in mind what size tractor would you recommend?
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  10. just bought a kubota 8560 and what you state is what i intend to use mine for.
     

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